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JEFF WHETSTONE LECTURE
February 22, 2017
4:00pm

Nevins Theater
This event is free and open to the public.

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Jeff Whetstone.

Jeff Whetstone’s photographs and films imagine rural America through lenses of anthropology and mythology. Whetstone’s Post-Pleistocene photographs illuminate the depths of wild caves in Alabama and Tennessee, where layers of human markings reveal millennia of cultural evolution. His ongoing New Wilderness project portrays a human-centric American wilderness and questions how our cultural connection to the mythology of the wild is revealed in contemporary times. Whetstone’s work interrogates the stereotypes of rural people–ignorance, poverty, and self-destruction–and explores the complicated bond between people and the landscape.

Whetstone’s work has been exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions, including the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Karyn Lovegrove in Los Angeles and Higher Pictures and Wallspace in New York. In 2007 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship his work New Wilderness and his work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Art News, among others. Whetstone is represented by Julie Saul in New York and is currently a Professor of Visual Arts at Princeton University.

We welcome Heidi Hahn as our Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting for the spring semester!

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Everything Left is Plain, oil on canvas, 2015

 

We thank Ro Lohin for a great fall semester!

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Ro Lohin, Red Wheelbarrow III, 2015, oil on canvas, 14 x 11″

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Stephanie McMahon | Earthwork, 2016, oil on panel, 59 x 47 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.

BUOYED BY COLOR AT STEPHANIE MCMAHON’S SOLO EXHIBITION AT T+H GALLERY

Stephanie McMahon’s first solo exhibition in Boston, and the first painting show hosted by T+H Gallery this year, “Close to Me” reverberates with the saturated colors of summer, from the blazing neon of flower gardens viewed at midday to the cool shadowed tones of the woodlands after rainfall. This contrast, seen throughout the galleries, can be summed up with Earthwork, a dynamic abstraction built with sheer layers of oil paint on panel. Soft-edged shapes work in tandem with more static, geometric forms, and engagingly lush brushstrokes hover in changeable depths of field. – Shana Dumont Garr, Boston Contributor


New American Paintings

 

 

 

Thank you Gina for a great lecture and visit!

Shown here: Gina critiquing with seniors Adrianna Enoch and Alex Smith.

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GINA BEAVERS LECTURE
October 13, 2016
4:30pm

Holmes Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public.

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Gina Beavers.

In New York-based artist Gina Beavers’ tromp l’oeil paintings, Instagram culture and trends become thick, sculptural objects. Grids of how-to make-up posts are subject to deftly built up surfaces, layering paint to the point of no return. Bulging surfaces of a lobster roll turn what may have been a proud show-and-tell of a trip to Maine into what could quickly become grotesque and gluttonous – her playful choice of color and image avoid finger pointing. Beavers’ work acknowledges her own participation (and celebration?) of this image saturated world.

Gina Beavers’ work has been widely exhibited, nationally and internationally, including group shows at CANADA, Nicelle Beauchene and Zach Feuer in New York as well as Night Gallery in LA and Cooper Cole in Toronto. In 2015 Beavers was included in the ‘Greater New York’ exhibition at MoMA PS1. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze, Artforum, the LA Times and the New York Times, among others. Beavers is represented by Clifton Benevento in Los Angeles.

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Whitney Hubbs, Woman no. 3, 2016

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to announce that artist Whitney Hubbs has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Photography in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University.

Whitney Hubbs received her MFA at the University of California in Los Angeles and her BFA from California College of Art.  She is currently Photography Lab Supervisor at UCLA, a research position that contributes to the development of the photography program. Additionally, she has taught courses at the University of California Riverside, California State University Long Beach, and lectured at UCLA and USC.  Whitney has an impressive exhibition record nationally and internationally, with group exhibitions at The Getty Museum, LA, Ballroom Marfa, TX, Higher Pictures and Yancey Richardson, New York and Milk, Copenhagen. Her work has been reviewed in the New Yorker, Vice Magazine and ArtNews. Whitney is represented by M+B Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

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Congratulations Seniors on your BFA Thesis Shows!

 

CF058714 1-Rb-hdJENNIFER NIEDERHAUSER-SCHLUP LECTURE
April 19, 2016
5:30p

Nevins Theater
This event is free and open to the public.

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present Randall Chair Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup.

Swiss artist Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup uses photography as modifier of vision and to complicate our conception of reality. Through manipulation of photographic space, she creates an unstable flow of information in order to confuse visual experience, deftly combining images to create perceived, unreal perfection. In each body of work, she photographs objects, people and landscapes, building strange and ambiguous narratives. Constructed objects in the studio and heavy post-production digital editing further the illusory quality of Niederhauser-Schlup’s world, as she searches for an uncertain truth.

Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup’s work has been exhibited widely, including BEARSPACE gallery in London, the Unseen Photo Fair + Festival in Amsterdam and East Wing Gallery in Dubai. Her work has been published in Foam Magazine, Landscape Stories and Stand Quarterly. Along with her collaborator, Florine Bonaventure, she founded Adventice Editions, a multidisciplinary editorial project. Adventice was featured in the Swiss Focus room at MoMA PS1’s New York Art Book Fair in 2013. Niederhauser-Schlup received a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and a Masters in Art Direction/Photoraphy from the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL).

Tuesday, April 5th at 4:30 in Binns-Merrill Hall, Room C

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 Jutta Haeckel, will present a lecture on her work and discuss the significance of painting in Düsseldorf, Germany. She will be joined at the end of her lecture by Kevin Wixted and Stephanie McMahon to give a brief overview of the new Alfred/Düsseldorf MFA in Painting scheduled to begin in fall 2017!

Jutta Haeckel lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. She served as the International Randal Chair in Painting at Alfred University in 2012. Born in Hanover, Germany, she studied at Hochschule fur Kunste in Bremen, Germany and Goldsmiths College in London. She has exhibited widely in Germany, including recent exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Recklinghausen and at Schloss Detmold. Haeckel is represented by Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco. http://www.hosfeltgallery.com